Thandiwe Newton Joins Channing Tatum In ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’

Magic Mike’s Last Dance is a real thing that is happening, and while the third film in Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh’s stripper trilogy will have plenty of shirtless guys, it can’t be all about that. Somebody has to shove dollar bills down their pants, right? THR reports Thandiwe Newton has joined Tatum in Magic Mike 3, in what is expected to be the female lead.

In other words, she may or may not be putting anything down anybody’s pants. Actually, I could see her having a similar role to Jada Pinkett in Magic Mike XXL. Or perhaps a love interest similar to Cody Horn in the first movie.

Magic Mike’s Last Dance will be an HBO Max exclusive, with Soderbergh returning to direct after sitting out the previous film. Soderbergh and the streamer have a tight working relationship, following Let Them All Talk and No Sudden Move.

Newton was most recently seen opposite Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson in Reminiscence.

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